Not a definitive list of all the birdlife to be seen in Furzefield Wood and the meadow but some birds I have seen. In the midst of local farmland, sprayed regularly with insecticide, fungicide and herbicide, it seems this is a small oasis where food supplies may be found.
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Large bird (90cm), ungainly perched on trees, often stands completely still, black crest, slate grey. Steals pond fish!
Summer visitor, fast low level flier, watch for red breast, deep forked tail and bluish black back (20cm)
Another summer visitor less forked tail and smaller than the swallow, often fly in groups, unable to perch. (16cm)
Insect eater, hammers on trunks, well know cry. Red cap on head, greenish back, yellowish underside. (30cm)
White underside, bluish-grey back. Seen going up and down tree trunks searching for insects. (14cm)
Small, white underside, brownish back. Creeps on trees searching under the bark for food. (12cm)
Perches beside water. Seen as a flash making a 'peep' sound. Blue-green back, orangey underside. (15cm)
Tiny bird often seen in the leaf litter, dark brown, characteristic upturned tail. (10cm)
Blue cap, wings and tail, very common bird in garden nest boxes. (11cm)
Common garden bird, larger than blue tit. Yellow breast with black stripe through its centre. (15cm)
Less common than blue or great tit. White patch at back of black head. Light wingbars. (10cm)
|Long Tailed Tit
Tiny bird with characteristic long tail, often seen in groups. Salmon pink colour. (14cm)
Unmistakable scarlet chest, black cap, female poorly coloured in comparison. Unusual bird. (15cm)
Said to be the most common UK bird by some. Pink chest, two white wing bars make it show up well in flight. (15cm)
Unmistakable. Red, white black head, bright yellow/gold wing bar that shows in flight. (13cm)
Not really green more a greeny-brown. Yellow edges to wings. Regular bird feeder visitor. (15cm)
(Motacilla alba yarrelli)
The most common wagtail which as its name suggests dips its tail. Darker back (pic) in the summer. (18cm)
Pinkish in colour. Recent impot in UK. Look for black stripe edged in white on back of neck. (30cm)
The big fat pigeon often heard cooing. Hated by farmers. (41cm)
We've all seen this one hovering over the motorway. Grey-blue head, red-brown back Quite striking close-up. (34cm)